Deepfakes: When Seeing May Not Be Believing

Deepfakes: When Seeing May Not Be Believing

How deepfake videos can undermine our elections, the stock markets and our belief in truth itself Last weekend, attendees at a conference in Las Vegas got quite a surprise. They were waiting for a presentation by Democratic National Committee Chairman...
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How to Protect Your College Student from Identity Theft on Campus

How to Protect Your College Student from Identity Theft on Campus

Five tips for better data and device  security habits at college This fall, roughly 19.9 million college students will attend colleges and universities in the United States, and about 12.5 million of them will be under the age of 25. ...
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Russian Election Interference Coming to Your Vote in 2020

Russian Election Interference Coming to Your Vote in 2020

What will it take for Americans, especially our politicians, to care about Russian election interference? That’s a question I’ve been asking myself since early 2017, when the NSA, CIA and FBI universally concluded that Russian President Vladimir Putin interfered with...
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Is Document Shredding Still a Thing in This Digital Age?

Is Document Shredding Still a Thing in This Digital Age?

Document shredding seems to have fallen out of favor. I recently received some questions from a client wondering if, in the age of remote massive database breaches by pajama-clad hackers, we should still shred our sensitive documents.  If it is...
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FaceApp is Fun, But Putin Will Own Your Privacy

FaceApp is Fun, But Putin Will Own Your Privacy

FaceApp quite literally owns your face forever (or atleast the image of your face). It’s funny how we spend billions of dollars a year on health and beauty products and treatments designed to keep us looking, as Carrie Underwood sings,...
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BREACHED! Customer Data from Quest Diagnostics & Lab Corp

BREACHED! Customer Data from Quest Diagnostics & Lab Corp

Within just a few days of each other, both Quest Diagnostics and Lab Corp, two of the largest blood testing providers in the nation, warned that millions of their customers might have had information breached. In both cases, customers may...
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Just Wait for the Cavity: Dental Cyber Security

Just Wait for the Cavity: Dental Cyber Security

Dental Cyber Security is kind of like, well, being a dentist. You’re in your patient’s mouth. The red flags are clear as day: calculus buildup going back to pre-fluoride Woodstock days. Severe dentin erosion, onset of gingivitis, gums retreating like...
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RobbinHood Ransomware Attack Brings Down Baltimore

RobbinHood Ransomware Attack Brings Down Baltimore

Since May 7, Baltimore has been dealing with a ransomware attack that brought many city systems to a standstill. Hackers seized parts of the computer systems that run Baltimore’s government. A classic ransomware assault, the attack used malware known as...
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Local Government Cyber Security: Our Next Big Threat

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Security Awareness Programs Like Mushy Overnight Oats?

Security Awareness Programs Like Mushy Overnight Oats?

To diagnose your under-performing cyber security awareness programs, all you need to do is look at my breakfast today. My daughter introduced me to overnight oats. “It’s the perfect breakfast, Dad - full of energy, takes no time at all,...
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